Clockhouse Log Cabin Feature

On the Clockhouse Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Clockhouse Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

The Clockhouse Log Cabin

The Clockhouse Log Cabin, 5.5 x 4m and is constructed using 45mm interlocking wall logs

Manufactured using 45mm interlocking logs, the Clockhouse Log Cabin combines a classic English feel with a touch of Scandinavia. With double doors and eight tilt and turn windows (all double glazed), this log cabin lends itself to a number of possible uses; additional living space, a playroom, home office and much more.

Reviews:

With all of these features, you can really see why we love the Clockhouse and our customers agree too- with an average customer rating of five stars. Here are a few excerpts from some of the many Clockhouse Log Cabin Reviews:

“As expected the product is beautifully machined, it goes together ridiculously easily,and it looks absolutely fantastic. The whole ordering, purchasing, delivering process is totally professional. The actual packaging itself is a work of art” – Mr. P Warren 

“Make sure you plan your install,I read some blogs on Tuin’s site, watched video’s which they provide on here.Have a level base for your cabin, this was assembled on a concrete 100mm base & was very easy to install, goes together like Lego. It’s enjoying to see it actually take shape. The cabin comes with a treated bottom foundation frame,which you then place your panels on.”- Mr. S Pattrick

“An excellent product, easy to build even for a couple in their late 70’s. We are delighted.” – Mr. D Lenherr 

Installation:

The installation for the Clockhouse Log Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here is one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed:

And when installed and treated/painted… Its just a showstopper… Here are just a few of our favourite customer installs:

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Videos:

We have also received a few, so you can experience the Clockhouse Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Clockhouse log cabin customer gallery

The Clockhouse Log Cabin really can become the feature piece in your garden and paired with some insulation it would be the ideal summer house, garden pub, home office- well, really anything!

The Clockhouse Log Cabin

The Clockhouse Log Cabin, 5.5 x 4m and is constructed using 45mm interlocking wall logs

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Clockhouse Log Cabin product page.

For a clockhouse with thicker logs for more heat capacity,  see the Ben Clockhouse Log Cabin.

Chloe Log Cabin Review

One of our lovely customers, who I will refer to as Mrs A has sent us a review of their experience of building their Chloe Log Cabin which would be used for a garden gym! As well as their service that they had received from our team here at Tuin.


Mrs A writes as follows:

At the bottom of my garden sat an 8x9ft Summer House, not a very old one around 18 months old which I purchased on-line the quality sadly reflected the price I paid from the on-line supplier. It was purchased for use as a gym by for my son, but it was soggy and damp and not fit for purpose as the walls were so thin and badly manufactured. We took it down and sadly it was so damp to the tip it went as I don’t think we would have been able to burn and sing around it as it went up in flames cursing the on-line supplier who’s rating on Trustpilot seems to have more red stars than I have ever seen.

We decided it was time to spend our savings on something bigger and much better quality that we could divide and use half as his gym and the other half as a nice relaxing space. I started the search, so many places to buy but as I had made such a bad purchase the first time around I didn’t want to make the same mistake again. My friend at work had been talking about a large summer house her friend had brought from a company called Tuin which she helped to build and couldn’t fault the company or the quality. So off to the Tuin website I went and started to look, the range of products was fantastic so many choices of all sizes, my imagination went wild and before I could stop myself was looking at the biggest ones I could get and imagining what I could put in side! However reality hit me that evening when I got home and measured the space I could use and although I was going to build a giant palace the biggest I could purchase was a 4x3m. I then found Chloe, she was the right size and looked perfect and even better in budget.

I contacted Tuin and after fantastic service from Richard, who I say goes over and beyond for customer satisfaction I placed the order in late February. As we had yet to build the base I picked the furthest delivery slot I could to allow us to build a concrete base where Chloe was going to take residence. Building the base seemed to take forever due to bad weather and finally it was done. Left it for a couple of weeks to dry off and then Chloe arrived and we were ready to build – have to say I enjoy DIY work but both me and my husband were really looking forward to the build it’s like giant Lego for adults and you get to use big mallets!

Now, onto the process of building Chloe…

When we ordered we selected a required delivery week and the Sunday before I received an email for payment, once this was complete I received a call from a very nice lady from the delivery company to arrange a delivery date.

We knew from looking on the Tuin website how the cabin would be packaged and the size of the packaging. I would recommend you take a look at the site so you have an idea how large your delivery will be so you can work out where you want it to be put. We knew that it would be a couple of weeks before we would be able to start the build so by having it placed in the garden next to the driveway would mean that we didn’t have to worry about not being able to use the driveway for the next couple of weeks.

She arrived on the advised date as promised, no sitting around for a delivery that doesn’t turn up when advised and we have all done that. I received call from driver that morning advising us roughly what time he would arrive, my husband was at home and was watching for the lorry, then down the road came a forklift with the cabin. The driver had had to park up the road and drive the forklift into our close as once he had the lorry in he would not have been able to get back out again. My husband asked if he could drop it other side of the drive which he did with no problems. A couple of my concrete edging blocks were slightly damaged and the driver was very apologetic but it’s wasn’t a problem, he had nearly a ton of cabin plus whatever his forklift weights driving over them which we asked him to do you cannot make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. He was unable to stop for a well-deserved cuppa as his very large lorry was parked up the road and didn’t want to upset anyone so he had to move it quickly. Chloe then sat in the front garden for a couple of weeks until we were ready to start the build.

The Chloe Log Cabin Unpackages

The unpackaged components to the Chloe Log Cabin

Picture taken after we had started to move the parts into the back garden (sorry I forgot to take a picture of the wrapped package). If you don’t start your build straight away don’t worry the cabin is so well wrapped it will be fine, and will wait until you are ready.

As you move parts sort them as you go putting all the parts into piles according to size, you can then use the checklist provided to check you have all the parts. I did expect parts to be numbered which would make it easier but none of them were, however as you start to check off the larger parts then it does become easier.
When we finished checking parts I noticed that one of the parts had a large crack, we wanted to start build over the weekend so I emailed Tuin out of hours service to see if we were able to use the part or needed a replacement (it was 9pm on a Friday night) and I received a response within 15 mins. I sent over pictures of the damage and was advised it was fine to use or if I wasn’t happy they could send a replacement. We opted to use it but receiving a response on a Friday night was great service. Really I wanted peace of mind it was ok to use, last thing we wanted to do was use it only to find out we should have waited for a replacement.

Day 1, the build started at… 10am…

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I am helping, but someone has to take pictures ☺ however to get to this stage has taken 30 mins and most of that time it was checking that everything was square. The whole cabin is slotting together very nicely.

By the last image we were ready to put in the doorframe, a quick email to Tuin as from the instructions we were not 100% sure on orientation of the frame. Saturday morning and quick response received from Tuin clarifying our question and we are good to go again. Tuin’s contact team can go back to watching Saturday morning Kitchen ☺

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To be honest, the build is so much quicker than we expected!

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It’s now around 5pm and the cabin is built! We are calling it a day as it seems the neighbours have had enough of us banging in the garden all day. Despite me not being in any of the pictures it has taken just 2 of us to build this in one day. The build went very well, only one slight problem with the door not shutting correctly, this was a job for the next day.

Day 2, time to put on the roof tiles… Not so many pictures of this as we were both on the roof. One slight problem nothing to do with the cabin but the ladder being on very uneven ground meant that it slipped when we were up on the roof and neither of us could get down. The cabin might not look very high from the ground but it is high when you want to get down. After a few min’s of us laughing about how we were going to get down and me trying to step onto damaged shed roof our neighbour noticed and asked if we wanted her to come round and hold the ladder. We arrived on the ground safely which was a bit of a relief as after too many cups of tea before starting on a cold day nature was calling.

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The shingles do take a long time to put on, most of the day to be honest but once you get the hang of putting them on it is very easy. Yes it would be quicker and easier with felt but once you take a step back and look at the result well I think it says it all!

So Chloe is now completed and looking great. The base around Chloe does look a bit of a mess but that job is for next weekend.

The finished image of the Chloe Log Cabin

The following weekend; decking, steps and raised platform fitted.

Chloe is finished!

The quality of the product is excellent, the cabin is well designed and slots together so well, we are very pleased and Chloe is now the pride of our garden.

The whole Tuin team are a pleasure to deal with, they are all very knowledgeable they know the product inside out and I would have no problem in recommending them.

You may be wondering why none of the pictures show the inside of the cabin, well I intend to write another review once the floor is down, as we blew our budget on the cabin we have been saving for the floor, also at the moment a few bits of furniture and a weight bench sitting on a concrete floor does not really show her off. We intended to put down a plywood base sitting on some 2×2 with laminate floor on top, but after sitting inside and looking at the walls and roof this would not do her justice. The floor would look so much better with ‘real’ wood so we have just placed an order for the wooden floor pack which we feel will look so much better. Once this is down then I will take some more pictures of the inside.

Well think I have just about covered it, thank you Tuin!

 


Thank you to Mrs A for your article, reading how our customer service helped ease your confusion on building was great to hear. Your Chloe log cabin looks stunning! We’ll be looking forward to see images on how you modify the inside of your log cabin to make your gym/relaxation area!

Other customer experiences, build articles and ideas can be found here: Pictorial Tuin Reviews

Justine Log Cabin Review

A very kind customer has written a review and story of his experience with his Justine Log Cabin There was a mistake with delivery which made some interesting work arounds for Mr E. There is also some good advice on how the electrics were hidden and a great timber frame base as well as some interesting treatment being used. A great blog article!


Mr Dave E writes as follows:

We recently decided that our plan to extend over the double garage was to go ahead so where would we put the garage contents whilst the work was being done? We could just buy a large shed but once the extension was complete the garage contents would return to their lair, hopefully tidier and culled of all the things that are never used but kept “just in case”. This meant that the shed could be something more, something that could be used at least as a summerhouse and therefore something more stylish and substantial.

The place where we planned to put this structure had a significant slope but did offer the possibility of views to open country over the nearby creek, it also faced the setting sun so would be a place to go at the end of the day to enjoy those last few rays.

My wife, who is a garden designer, had a vision of a more traditional style of cabin, a bit Scandi and something that would not jar with our surrounding neighbours. We live in a tiny hamlet in Cornwall that was originally a number of farm houses and barns, all of traditional stone and slate construction so a contemporary flat roof design or a pod like structure would definitely look out of place.

So the hunt was on to find a suitable structure and we quickly dismissed the usual sheds and DIY warehouse summerhouses as being too flimsy. We upped our sights and decided a log cabin was the way forward, an internet search threw up pages of companies but the one that caught my eye was Tuins, both for the choice of designs, reasonable pricing but principally for the pages of assembly hints and tips and Richards blog with its engaging blend of disarming honesty and “arm round the shoulder” reassurances. Here apparently was a company that was confident to stand on the quality of its products and the service it provided.

We decided on a Justine cabin and placed the order with Tuin via the website, as our access is restricted and I was sure an articulated truck can’t get in let alone out, so we paid extra for a rigid lorry delivery. This would become an issue later.

Initially we ordered a floor kit from Tuin but a conversation with Richard (I think) convinced me that we should ditch this idea and buy from a local timber merchant, the blog does state this but it was reassuring to get this straight from the horses mouth as it were as well. Using the information on the website we calculated that we needed a timber framework platform 4.8M wide and 2.3M deep with an additional 1M wide area in front for the deck, this platform would be at ground level on one side and up to .5M high on the other.

We had this constructed the week before the cabin was due to be delivered, it stands on 12 posts cemented into the ground down to bedrock and has floor support joists every 40cms or so.

Emails from Tuin the week before delivery confirmed the transport company contact details and the delivery method by a smaller rigid lorry, and a phone call from the transport company told me my cabin was coming the following Wednesday, so all seemed set fair. I had a friend flying in from Gatwick to help me erect the cabin the following weekend in return for a Cornish pasty and a beer or two so the timing looked perfect.

On the Wednesday morning, bright and early I had a call from the truck driver saying he was about an hour away, but when asked what type of lorry he was in he said “an artic”, oh dear!

There followed a short discussion during which I explained why I had asked for it not to be delivered by artic, I then tried the transport company advised by Tuin, who told me they didn’t have a log cabin delivery but they did have a rigid wagon delivering in my area! I finally spoke to Tuin and Karen explained that the cabin had been put on the wrong wagon which was operated by a different company but having spoken to the driver he was confident the delivery could be made. The driver phoned again to tell me he was on the main Padstow road and had pulled over and could I come and meet him and discuss the problem? I drove out and met Robin and his big red wagon.

We decided that he should come in my car to see the route down the lane and decide if it could be done. We set off and Robin was so ebullient he decided our lane “was like the A30, no problem” but as we got closer to home he got quieter and at the final possible turning point decided the lane was too narrow and tight to turn the wagon around. The distance from the wagon to the house was also too far for the Moffit forklift to go without burning the hydraulic motors out so things looked bleak. There was no way I was going to pay my mate in pasties and beer with no cabin to build!

Luckily I had a Plan B up my sleeve, we have a Grand Design being built not too far from me and I had approached the builder the week before about possible help from them in accepting the delivery if the wagon couldn’t get to the house, so a phone call to Ross got us the offer of a Landrover and trailer which was quickly on the way to rendezvous with Robins wagon,

Robin unloaded the cabin pallet using his Moffit, with me stopping the traffic on the Padstow road while he did it,

he loaded it onto the trailer,

Which then promptly disappeared off into the distance!

Robin from Walpoles Transport was patience itself and more than happy to help wherever he could and also a little relieved that he could finally make the delivery, otherwise he said, it would have been only the third missed delivery in a long career. Shame I couldn’t offer him even a cup of tea. Meanwhile my cabin was heading for its new home on the trailer and by the time I caught up, Ross the builder was unstrapping it and had a huge telehandler all terrain forklift right there ready to load it into our garden.

This was done in minutes flat and the cabin was deposited up and onto the lawn – phew!

It cost a few beers but Plan B saved the day, so always have one ready for your delivery.

To their credit Tuin did make an immediate refund of the extra transport charge plus a sum for the trailer and telehandler use which paid for the beer and was much appreciated.

Up until now the weather, as you can see, had been bad, grey and wet, but once the cabin was in place things improved so I laid out my groundsheets and prepared to unpack the pallet. As Richard points out in the blog, you won’t know what all the parts are, just unpack them, stack them then try and count them.

The parcel is a puzzle and incredibly well put together, there was no damage and a couple of hours of lifting and stacking had several neat piles of gleaming spruce.

I found the assembly plans pack and a packing list in the middle of the pallet along with a big bag of nails and felt clout nails and checking things off showed everything was there. The plans are simple and seemed clear enough to me but then I’ve never had a problem with flat pack furniture either.

Once unpacked things didn’t seem so daunting so I decided that was enough excitement for one day and had a glass of wine and congratulated myself.

Next day I got the foundation logs out and trial fitted them to the base to make sure things lined up – they did, perfectly. First job was to put in the basic wiring for the plugs and light ready to feed up through the logs during assembly, I had decided not to have external trunking but to conceal the wiring in the logs. I would tidy things up and trunk the feeds along the base after the cabin was up. I spent the rest of the day getting my tools together and going over the instructions in hand and on the Tuin site again, just so I had things clear in my mind. Friday dawned bright and clear and I had to deposit my wife at Newquay airport for her to go skiing for a week leaving me to erect the cabin, later that day I would be back collecting Micky who was helping over the weekend so obviously I had to shop for pasties and beer. I was itching to get started but refrained from doing anything lest I spoil our weekend fun.

The weather forecast for the weekend couldn’t have been better, wall to wall sunshine and the clocks were going back giving us an extra hour of daylight on Sunday.

We started slowly, getting the wiring sorted and drilling the logs as we went,

We fed the wire through from the base and once we were at the third log high (plug height) things speeded up and we had the door frame in place by mid morning.

We spent some time making sure this was square and we also packed it up with some spare timber to make sure it cleared the decking once that was down. As others have mentioned I didn’t feel the door and window frames were quite as well made as the cabin itself but all holes lined up and measurement marks to aid alignment were perfectly placed.

Rubber mallets are a must, it’s surprising how hard you have to hit the logs sometimes. We had very few problems with twisted or bowed logs and those few we had responded to a few well aimed blows and settled down as others were put on top.

By close of play Saturday the cabin was up, windows in place and the roof beams were in, this latter was quite a job as the raised platform coupled with no floor made the roof quite high at one end and difficult to reach except on a ladder, there was a bit of precarious balancing going on at times. Sunday was roof panel day, we worked as a team, one nailing at the apex and one at the eaves, working first one side then the other, this took most of the day but was most satisfying. Note the orange line in place to make sure all the panels were level.

Final job for the day was putting four complete sheets of 50mm insulation on the roof leaving a walking space at the ridge and a couple of infills to complete before laying the shingles.

We marked the route of the light wiring on the insulation so we could avoid nailing through them. (Harry my Golden Retriever was a great help all weekend!)

We celebrated with a beer then walked into Padstow for a steak – job well done and big thanks to Micky.

After an early morning run to Newquay airport to drop Mick off (he was back in the office in Lancing for 9.45), I started to apply the roof shingles. I was assisted on the day by my son James who, I think he would admit, is not a natural DIY’er. Initially I thought he would just do the manual stuff like heaving the heavy shingle packs around and onto the roof for me but after some tuition he tackled the shingles on the back slope.

Richard’s Note: I have spoken with Mr E and unfortunately this part of the install is slightly incorrect. It is really important to nail the shingles where directed on the instructions on the shingles packet and our advice here: Roof Shingles Nailing shingles at the top of the tile can result in them blowing off the roof very easily due to the large flap. Mr E is applying more nails correctly.

It is important where the shingles are nailed, ideally across the center strip with at least three clout nails.

We used 65mm clout nails which were enough to give a good bite into the wood panels but you do use a lot, I had to get more from the local builders merchants the following day.

I followed the advice on the Tuin site and video regarding the starting line of shingles, our only confusion was the protective film on the line of adhesive on the back of each shingle, it is printed “Do Not Remove” but that seemed counter intuitive, how will it work with the film in place? Internet searches were a bit contradictory but in the end we left the film in place, are we right?

Richard’s Note: You are right here Mr E, if the film says not to remove then please leave it on.

A solid day of nailing gave us both sides finished except for the final ridge but we ran out of nails.

Tuesday started with a run to the merchants and returning armed with more nails I set to finishing the ridge, overlapping the final rows then cutting the shingles individually (a Stanley knife works fine particularly if you cut from the back)

Richard’s note: Also see my ‘folding over and bashing’ technique – Advice on felt shingles

Again this uses quite a few nails but you finish up with –

Not bad if I do say so myself.

Now to the floor, once the wiring was trunked and clipped into place I set about installing the insulation, as it was a suspended floor the insulation needed supporting and I did this by putting nails part way in 50mm below the top of the joists then dropping in the cut insulation. If the insulation blocks were just right it was a firm push fit and the nails just stopped any chance of it falling through. I taped with aluminium tape or used silicone sealant on all edges just to make sure it was all draught proof.

I had ordered the tongue and groove floorboards from the local builders merchant along with the sheets of insulation and it was a bit cheaper than getting the Tuin one, I did have a couple of ropey planks but the quality was good and it was a bit thicker than the 18mm listed by Tuin. I was feeling the pace by this time (I work all day at a desk so all this manual labour is a bit of a shock) and took things a bit easier so laying the floor took a couple of days, the final plank having to be cut length ways to fit.

The exterior decking was installed in a morning along with the deeper facia boards and the diamond shaped finishers nailed in place were just that – the finish. So all that remains is to get the electrics hooked up, put up guttering and protect the structure somehow. We had original planned to try Shou Sugi Ban, a traditional Japanese method of burning the surface then applying linseed oil but we have decided this may be too ambitious (read foolhardy, letting me loose with a propane burner!).

So at this stage colours haven’t been decided but I’ll update this report when the work is done.

I’m very pleased with our purchase, it is fine looking, substantial product and building it has proved immensely satisfying both for me and my helpers. It’s not difficult and doesn’t require many specialist tools, the main structure was done in a day, the roof is time consuming but if you take your time the results are worthwhile. Despite the faux pas with delivery I would not hesitate to recommend Tuin products and customer service. It has attracted compliments from neighbours and passers-by and the deck is a nice place to sit and watch the sun go down.

Thanks Tuin.


Thank you so much for your article Mr E, this give a great insight into the journey of a finished log cabin that will help other people. We very much appreciate it and hope the gift we sent is enjoyed. Thank you again.

Other customer experiences, builds and ideas can be enjoyed here: Pictorial Tuin Reviews

Log Cabin CarPort Ever – Adapted

This is a review kindly sent in by Mr KVDL. This is an adaptation of our Carport Ever Log Cabin. to meet Mr KVDL’s requirements.

Requirements: – garden shed/log cabin with floor area of at least 15m2 with sizeable covered area for outdoor seating.

Research: Following extensive research into log cabins, gazebos, car ports etc., I came to the conclusion that our requirements could only be met by adapting a standard building. I came across a carport being offered in the Netherlands and was pleased to find out that Tuindeco had representation in the UK through Tuin.co.uk

In dialogue with Richard and team Carport Ever was adapted by decreasing the carport space and increasing the shed area by adding extra logs. In effect the inside wall was moved forward and the extra logs were used to fill the gap created using an H-profile.

Ever was ordered with factory impregnation. Something, which does not appear to be common in the UK but is a pretty common standard back in the Netherlands. Richard’s advise on the matter was useful though not conclusive.

One of the big advantages of dealing with Tuin is the exhaustive information available on their blog. Many articles from Richard but also from customers which is great for prospective buyers.

Ordering: The order process was relatively straightforward and specification for the incremental logs were added to the original order. I specified black shingles and whilst this appears to be the most common supply, at the point of order Tuin is unable to guarantee the color. I find this rather intriguing as to why the client can not be guaranteed the specified colour in the same way that additional logs can be ordered. In my opinion Tuin should consider this.

Delivery: Within the specified delivery time, Carport Ever was delivered. The transport company was brilliant in their communication and whilst there were minor access challenges the Moffit was expertly driven and the “parcel” delivered in the preferred area. The wrapping of the package is great and provides protection from the weather.

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Foundation beams were delivered at the same time but it was clear that one of the beams was different. Tuin was notified and within 48hrs a replacement was delivered. This delay did not affect the building process.

Additional notes: On the blog you can find information on mallets and based on this, I ordered two different versions from Amazon. A 24oz non marking Roughneck and a similar weight, white/black Silverline version. After extensive use the Roughneck was preferred simply because it appeared to have a better, firmer hit.

The drawings delivered with the building are A4 size and with the number of parts of this specific building, it takes time to study them and work out the various parts and their use. With the built taking place in early spring I had all the drawings laminated as well as enlarged to A3. With rain and coffee and tea spills the £5 spend on laminating was well worth the money and made reading the drawings much easier.

Note; all decking supplies were not ordered from Tuin and supplied locally. Spaxx decking screws were used; relatively expensive but easy to use and no split decking boards!

Foundation: Richard’s blog provides ample information about foundations and we opted for decking because of its intended use with double slabs used under the joists and weed suppressing matting to combat weeds coming through.

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Unpacking: Upon opening the package the number of parts may seem overwhelming but all parts are numbered which match the numbers on the drawings. It took 4 hours to carry all parts to the back garden and all parts were sorted in piles based on their respective numbers and indeed use.

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At that point it became clear that the additional logs ordered had not been factory notched ( as originally ordered ). Richard was informed and he arranged for Wayne to come to site and notch the logs in situ. Whilst present, Wayne also was able to pass on some of his experience from the numerous cabins he had built. Overall we lost approximately half a day in the built process but probably gained in other areas because of Wayne’s suggestions.

The build: With a built this size, two adults are required and an extra pair of hands comes in handy from time to time. Starting square and staying square takes its time throughout the initial layers of logs but after a while the shape remains firm and other than occasional checking the building does not move again.

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A3 drawings to hand and all parts sorted by number, spirit level, a large square, drills, some nails, hammer, saw, mallets and plenty of coffee in supply, the work commenced.

Initially the proceedings are slows but after the first two hours, the built logic ( building by numbers ) is catching on and towards the end of day 2, gutter height was reached successfully. The following two days were spent on the roof; the gables are very heavy and somewhat unstable ( they are delivered pre-built ). Unless you have 3-4 adults on site for this task, it is difficult to see how these could be lifted in situ. We ended up removing some of the screws and lifting them up in two separate parts; much easier to lift and indeed reassembling is no issue at all.

Ever-log-cabin-1Purlins were fitted with relative ease and a large part of the remainder of the day was used to fit the many, many roof boards.

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Before fitting the shingles, it is worthwhile reading the blog once more. There are some really good hints/tips here which will make fitting straight forward and ensures a great finish. It took a full day to fit all the shingles.

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The building is supplied with barge boards but using these “cold” against the purlins does not give a great finish and gutter boards were used to create a much neater finish ( see finished and painted building )

Guttering was fixed using spare logs to ensure that water drains away from the building in a soak away.

Subsequently electrics were fitted as well as a free standing work bench and shelving.

Painting: The building was finished in Steel Blue and Off White wood treatment from Cetabever ( AkzoNobel ). It is a high quality wood stain and the off white combination with the logs resulted (unintended) in a great rustic look. Ensure you have plenty of wood stain supply as the wood ( even when impregnated ) absorbs the paint extensively. ( painting took 2 days; 2 coats )

Completed adapted carport Ever

Completed adapted carport Ever

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Finished product: The overall building work was completed in the Spring and with the addition of a rattan corner seating arrangement the area has been in full use from early Spring till mid November. Even when raining the covered area provides great shelter and still provides a fantastic area for simply relaxing and entertaining. Of course the shed has its own function and the overall the Ever has now been renamed to the “Man Palace”

Thank you Mr KVDL for taking the time to send us a review and for the pictures. Other customers find this really useful and it gives people the confidence to install themselves and in your case to carry out adaptations of our log cabin.

Other customer experiences, builds and ideas can be enjoyed here: Pictorial Tuin Reviews

Daisy Log Cabin Feature

On the Daisy Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Daisy Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

The Daisy Log Cabin

Daisy 40mm double glazed log cabin 3.5m x 2.5m

The Daisy Log Cabin, designed for the UK with its 3.5m x 2.5m dimensions and 2.39m height. Making this ideal to be used as an all year around summerhouse or a craft sanctuary in your very garden. Made from 40mm Spruce logs it features a double glazed window and double doors, with the Georgian styled glazing bars available to be placed if you desire them.

Reviews:

With all of these features, you can really see why we love the Daisy and our customers agree too- with an average customer rating of five stars. Here are a few excerpts from some of the many Daisy Log Cabin Reviews:

“Seriously one of the best experiences of my life! All logs fitted perfectly with a few taps of the rubber mallet and no twists. A couple have cracks but that’s timber…no problem. 2 weeks on and I’m still doing bits to it and around it. It looks fantastic.. Now I want to build another one!” -Mr. D Burns

“I am so pleased with the Daisy log cabin, which is a lovely size and feels really snug. The whole experience of purchase, delivery and installation went smoothly without a single problem. Delivery was on time and installation by a approved installer was also carried out on Schedule.” – Mr. D Bastiletti 

“Fantastic product – went up in no time !! looks great and has been used to sleep in during the hot weather until it ultimately becomes my office. Had friends and family looking at it and I have recommended it. The delivery chap Mark was great too – offloaded in less than 10 mins!” – Ms. M Wilkinson

Installation:

The installation for the Daisy Log Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here is one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed:

And when installed and treated/painted… Its just a showstopper… Here are just a few of our favourite customer installs:

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Videos:

We have also received a few videos, so you can experience the // Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Daisy Log Cabin customer gallery

Paired with Roof and Floor Insulation.. The 40mm Daisy Log Cabin would certainly make a suitable all year round summer house with the convenient dimensions of 3.5m x 2.5m.

The Daisy Log Cabin

Daisy 40mm double glazed log cabin 3.5m x 2.5m

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Daisy Log Cabin product page.

If the Daisy isn’t quite for you, take a look at the Aiste Log Cabin Feature or the Chloe Log Cabin Feature pages.

Chloe Log Cabin Feature

On the Chloe Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Chloe Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

The Chloe Log Cabin

With 40mm thick logs and double glazed windows and doors.

Specifically designed for UK gardens with it’s 2.4m height, the Chloe Log Cabin measures at 4m x 3m and usually doesn’t require planning permission (we always recommend that you check with your local council to confirm this at your location). The double glazes double doors and single window adjacent to it gives the opportunity for plenty of natural light to come in- this paired with the 40mm logs makes the Chloe suitable for summerhouses, home gyms or garden offices.

Reviews: 

But you shouldn’t have to take our word for it, here are some excerpts from just a few of the many reviews found on the Chloe Log Cabin Review page. Here is why the Chloe is rated an average of five out of five stars from our customers:

“As a 70 year old working on my own during one of the wettest and windiest summers I can remember, I was delighted at how straightforward the building process turned out to be. Although you will want to get started immediately, it is absolutely essential to take time to read all of the information provided, in particular the extra instructions that come with the kit.” – Mr. M Billany 

“We bought the Chloe and it took two methodical men with the help of one other to erect it and it looks fantastic! Quality far superior to the last one, all in all I love the Chloe cabin and so do my grandchildren! Great place to relax in. Tuin is a great company to deal with. Highly recommend!” – Moria 

“As I write, two fitters are erecting the walls. The doors and window are in and the roof installation is imminent. The delivery, the helpfulness of the driver, the packaging, the materials and the quality are all first class. We are sure that the finished project will be a delightful addition to our garden. All in all, excellent value for money.” -Mr. D Miller 

If you want to read a customers opinion in more detail, find longer reviews at the Chloe Log Cabin Review page, or here is one of our detailed reviews posted on our blog. To give you some visual as well as written feedback:

Installation: 

The installation for the ChloeLog Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual  as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here are one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed: 

When the Chloe Log Cabin is installed, there are so many ways in which you can treat/paint the Log Cabin- we recommend this to increase the life usage of your Log Cabin, here are some of our favourites:

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Videos: 

We have also received a large amount of videos, so you can experience the Chloe Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Customer pictures of the Chloe Log Cabin

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Chloe Log Cabin product page.

If the Chloe isn’t quite for you, why not take a look at the Aiste Log Cabin Showcase, or if you’d prefer a thicker log thickness- then the Stian Log Cabin might be more suitable.

Emma Log Cabin Customer Review

It’s always great to read customers joiurneys with their log cabin, please see Mr and Mrs A’s below:


Hi all – having pestered you all at various times during the process from pre-purchase through construction I thought you might like to see the end results of my efforts. This piece of garden had been lying as a large weed bed for years and now has my wife’s ‘art/pottery studio’ on site which a) gives her somewhere to work, b) gives me peace and quiet and c) gives me no more weeding, so all in all well worth the money.

It has been a lot of hard work and many man hours (a badly infected knee, numerous cuts and bruises, continuing problems with ‘tennis elbow’ and many long hot soaking baths) but also a very satisfying project, its the little things that take up the time. Constructing the cabin and fitting the roof etc took probably about 16 hours.

The cabin is very ‘green’ but it fits in well with the rest of the garden and is pretty much camouflaged from my neighbours view.

I have added various bits :

  • Full size gutter which collects rainwater into two 100L waterbutts.
  • A fully functioning sink with running ‘cold grey’ water which will be used for cleaning brushes drawn from the water butts using a 12 volt marine self priming pump and draining into a ‘soakaway’.
  • Full electrics – digging the trench and laying a 50 metre length of 10mm armored cable at a depth of 2ft was challenging.
  • A mini verandah/step as the cabin sits about 12 inches above ground level due to nature of the sub soil etc.
  • LED downlighters

The cabin houses a small home pottery kiln and while we had some concerns about heat generated impacting on the timbers etc having run it a couple of times these fears were completely unfounded as it generates very little external residual heat.

I attach some photos but bottom line is my wife is absolutely delighted with the end result and in terms of value for money the cabin is unbeatable and as I have said before brilliant customer service which helped us all along our ‘log cabin’ journey.

Best regards

Paul and Joan A

Emma log cabin timber frame base

Emma log cabin timber frame base

Emma log cabin delivery

Emma log cabin delivery

Construction of the Emma log cabin

Construction of the Emma log cabin

Completed log cabin

Completed log cabin

Inside the Emma log cabin

Inside the Emma log cabin

Thank you very much Mr and Mrs A for your pictures and review, it is very much appreciated and I hope you enjoy your present we sent you.

Other customer experiences, builds and ideas can be enjoyed here: Pictorial Tuin Reviews